I was going to wait, but I can't delay this post any longer.Submitted by kvc on Tue, 10/02/2012 - 03:38
Even if many states won't count Ron Paul write-in votes, there is still a way that many voters can register their displeasure with the "lesser of two evils" scam without affecting the horse race between Obama and Romney.
We've been gamed for too long. We've been tricked again and again into voting for someone we hate just in order to defeat someone we hate even more.
How many voters are planning to stifle their vomit and vote for Romney because they know disaster will arrive somewhat faster under Obama?
How many voters feel the opposite way?
Maybe you've experienced a relationship where your friend, relative, or partner reluctantly votes the opposite way from you. You cancel out each other's votes.
WHAT IF MILLIONS DID THIS ON PURPOSE?
Recalcitrant Republicans and disaffected Democrats can pair off, wipe a vote off of each major party tally (leaving the "score" the same), and free their votes to be guided by conscience rather than fear.
All you need is someone you trust who leans the opposite way you do politically. That's your Vote Buddy.
I created VoteBuddy.com for the 2000 presidential election, updated it for 2004, and basically left it alone for 2008. But this election cycle really calls out for a plan like this that tells the major parties, "Hell, no. You don't get our votes any more."
I'll update the site as soon as I can, but meanwhile I hope you'll send this idea viral and get the project going before that. There's no registration, no paperwork ... only an agreement between friends. Anybody can do it.
Let's take back our votes two at a time!